bill that would ban discrimination against transgendered people. when it offers the same protection for gender identity currently given to sexual orientation, race, religion, age, sex, marital status. it is time for the general assembly to act. >> it is long overdue. we should not allow discrimination. >> according to the capital, they are heading to the general assembly. >> a new report names maryland as one of the area's most vulnerable to sequestration cuts. maryland, virginia, and washington could feel the most pain from the cuts set to take place march 1 unless congress can reach a deal.